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 First Responder Course


The First Responder program is designed to provide cost-effective training to first responding investigators confronted with Internet-based child exploitation cases. Students are provided with information, investigative techniques and best practices for effectively responding to referrals from Task Force agencies, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline and peer-to-peer based investigations. Participants learn how to safely plan and execute “knock and talk” investigations, properly document and collect evidence, conduct on scene interviews and execute search warrants.

Case law and legal issues are reviewed and students receive information regarding training and technical assistance resources available to them and their agencies.

Length of program is 1 day

Max class size: 125

Target Audience: This training is open to state, local and federal law enforcement investigators. State and local agency registrants must be a member of a Regional ICAC Task Force or Affiliate Agency.

How to Register for this course: ICAC Training & TA has limited to funding to run this training in a regional setting. Dates and locations that are available for this course are shown below in the boxed titled "Course Schedule." Select the link in the Class Type field for registration. In order to register for this course, the course must listed as open or waitlisted in the training schedule that is being displayed below. Lodging costs and arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee. Task Force Commanders that want this training in their jurisdiction need to complete a Technical Assistance Request to initiate the process. Seats in the class will be filled on a "first come, first served" basis. Priority will be given to registrants closest to the training site.

This site will remain available as an ongoing resource for attendees to stay current on the issues and technological changes related to these investigations. Class resources and a discussion board will be available to supplement the training received. Please be sure to use this as a resource after you have attended the class in order to view the most up-to-date materials and collaborate with other students and instructors.